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    December 11, 2012
    12:00 - 12:30pm PST  

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>> one reason that it is on the agenda is that we can have the money for that purpose and the direct response of what has been raised by the community. if i could ask the executive director to comment. >> i will say a couple of things to the chief deputy is that the main point that i would like to make is that the probability funds that are specifically favor projects that are complete street projects and this is a very good example of that. and in fact, the project designed addresses a number of these issues that some of the
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commenters have raised. particularly the business of reducing speed and width and so on, we have that information directly in the applications before you and let the chief deputy give you the details. i am very satisfied that this project is doing, if not 100 percent, of what the community might want, it is moving this facility very much in that direction. >> thank you. >> i think that keep this very quick, this item is the project is recommended for the prop a and it is in the running for the grant funds. this is a three-way project between rec and park and the san francisco agency and the department of public works. the concept proposal right now is reducing the traffic lanes from four to two, one main in each direction. adding sidewalks, and build outs and limited speed light
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and bicycle facilities. very importantly under the one-bay grant process in january, most likely the authority board will be asked to allocate the funds for further project development. one of the main tasks is for the agency to go out and get buy-in on the concept define and refine that. >> thank you. >> the house has changed so if we could have a roll call on this item. >> commissioner avalos aye. >> campos. >> aye. >> chiu. >> aye. >> chu. >> aye. >> cohen >> aye. >> elsbernd. >> aye. >> ferrill e >> aye. >> kim. aye. >> olague. aye. >> and commissioner weiner? >>ite aye. >> the item passes if you could call the next item. >>al locate, $3 stx 390 stx 887 in proposition aa funds with conditions to the department of public works two requests and
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$1 stx 683,000 in proposition aafunds with the conditions to fung municipal transportation agency for one request, subject to the attached fiscal year cash flow distribution schedules. and any member of the public that like to for him forward. seeing no member of the public could we take the same house and call? >> the same house and call. >> item 12. >> approve the initial one day area grant pool of con date projects? >> any member of the public who would like to speak on number 12? >> come forward. >> fran martin and i have long been involved in transportation issues in the valley. due to the activities with the project of the valley planning. also, as a former ta member and the board member of the sf parks alliance which are not represented today.
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i support the improvement project including the line and the bike lanes, this improvement pro-yekt is in good improvement and vital transportation corridor between the western and eastern parts of the city. the route from to the west of mancell street, the only two main lanes are 20 blocks away. opposed and coming to the south east, up to 10,000 units of the valley alone. this transportation corridor will take on an even greater important, and all expected and existing residents. and this is to say nothing of the major number of new jobs and transportation needs. these projects fulfill the criteria for prop a and will beg funding for the future...
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and the bay shore station. four schools, elementary, middle and high school are near this main artery which needs to provide better routes for our children and youth. the project has enormous support for the residents in the park and three district and similar other districts in the west. for every 20 years this project has been identified as being the critical transportation project for the health and well-being of the san francisco southern region, the community plan will be complete. this relatively small project is more bang to the buck for criteria for funding, it will provide transit reliability and the over development area to the rest of the city it will provide more access and above the other projects proposed that were, the projects should begin priority due to the necessity and the long neglected community. i am familiar with the roadways not being funded by the
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transportation funds and which makes better sense when a roadway traverses the land and rpd funding has been cut over the years. rpd cannot possibly fund more... 1.96 percent as the budget and that is only for operations. >> okay. i will finish on that. >> one last thing. i want to say thank you to jose moscovich. he is a great loss to our community, and to our city and our community too. and also, i want everyone to look at the people in this line here, most of them are women and i want to thank you for that. and i am done. >> next speaker, please. >> wong from the excelier. >> and also a member of the mcclarin park collaborativive and i would like to read a letter that i was authorized to present from take back our parks which is an alliance of
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san francisco ans across the city dedicated to keeping our open space and recreation facilities open and accessible to all people. >> take back our parks supports the collaboration between the public works and recreation parks on the project, a new multimodule thorough fair would better service the users who currently find the high speed traffic threatening. for example we support improvements such as lane reductions, pedal pathways, better bus stop access and traffic calming and dark sky and lighting fixture and crosswalk protection, we expect it to be accomplished by preserving the natural beauty, for those who are not familiar, please come to the parking lot and see what the elks squad has done to the tree in the middle. thank you. >> thank you. very much. >> next speaker, please >> good afternoon, my name is
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niel, the planning commissioner, i want to support this list of projects before you today we. recognize that there is a far greater need in all of the communities and districts in san francisco than there are projects before you today. we want to especially support the school projects and the safety and privilege for masonic avenue and second street. we have had the pleasure of working with community groups, schools and many of you for five years. on those streets and improving pedestrian and bike safety. people are dying, because they are going to the grocery store or trying to get about their daily business. >> we look forward to working with you and the staff over the coming month to refine this lift, thank you very much. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please? >> >> i would like to add a very important factor. there is a huge stretch of line
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going towards the mission. and in the direction towards city college. and that has no lighting. whatsoever. and whereby, we have two huge tanks olding tanks that belong to the san francisco public utilities commission. and they can help us somehow with the lighting factors that are no order. they can work with pg&e. it is very important to note that you can have some beautiful parks and you can have amenities, but you also need to have the lighting fixtures so that you have safety. safety is important. we can improve the roads and if
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you don't have, good lighting, that adversely impacts whatever improvements are done, thank you very much. >> and any other member of the public who would like to speak on this item? >> seeing none, the public comment is closed. unless we have an objection, colleagues the same house and call? the same house and call. >> could you please call the next item? >> 13,al locate, $419,672 in prop kfuns with the conditions to the san francisco muse pal transportation agency for four requests subject to the attached fiscal year cash flow distribution schedules and amend the ref lant 5-year priorityization programs. >> anyone who would like to speak? >> none, seeing none it is closed >> come forward members >> could we get some more information on this item. we are talking about a lot of money here, do we have any more information on what is going to
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be allocated for? >> the prop k funds? >> this is an item that came before the plans and program committee where there was a hearing and there is information attached to documentation about the proposal to the agenda. so, i don't know if you have the opportunity to attend the transit programs but that is where that information is. >> okay. >> thank you. >> is there any other member of the public who would like to speak? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues? could we take the same house and call? >> same house and call. >> as you could call item 14. >> program up to $2557,of 2 one in cycle 3 life line transportation program state transit assistance funds to the three san francisco municipal transportation agency projects and concur with the sfmtas and
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revised >> is there any member of the public who would like to speak on this item? seeing none. it is closed. >> if we could have a roll call? >> the same house? unless there is an objection, the same house and same call? >> same call. item passes. >> 15, update on the city wide muni transit project and this is an information. and in the last few months we have had discusses about individual projects at the various districts and now we are talking about city wide. >> thank you. >> i am going to present this item with louis and i am quite away of the hour, you have before you a powerpoint presentation in your desk and in your packet was a lot more detail and as the share said this is the very last set that the chair has requested. and these are the city-wide muni project and mostly state of good repair projects a lot of them are behind the scenes and not as intuitive that you
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have presenting and so we are not going to focus on delivery issue but we are going to highlight the benefits to the public and the current status and we do have staff here in case you have any questions. i do want to under score, this is not an insignificant part of the sales tax program, just the active projects before you on the list, 165 million in sales tax dollars that are leveraging the projects for the total costs with just the active phases of $440 million, with that i will have her come forward. good afternoon. like she said we will be talking about this from the muni, the first three projects, are related to the central controlling communications
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facility, and this is a series of projects that i designed to upgrade and bring up to the 21st century. and a lot of nerve center systems that are used for running the day-to-day operations. at muni some of the systems are 40 years old and in this day and age, in which technology advances on a daily basis, you can just imagine how out dated the systems are. and the first project in this group is the central control interum facility. and this is going to have a lot of operations that are scattered throughout the city in one location. and the control itself will be there and the dpt, and the traffic and sfo, the security division dispatch and the management center and so on,
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and that project has been designed and has been designed. and it is about to start construction as soon as the current tenant of the facility moves out. and unfortunately they have been slow to manufacture out so the project has been delayed. and the fiber, and the systems, and as well as the uninterruptable power supply. but, in this case, right now, and in the process of evaluating the bids that we
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received for it. the schedule performance and cctv and so it is a very large project, and this project was awarded a few months ago, and muni and we have encountered some difficulties and the negotiations took a lot longer than expected. and now they are on board and it is moving swiftly. and so, they expect completing in october of 2015. and now, we move on to the next four projects which are related to the vehicle fleet. the first one in front of you
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is the acquisition procurement of 59, 40-foot hybrid buses. this was a very recent allocation, in october. and as the authority has been in existence, we have been observed as one of the best ways to maintain good level of service and actually have the good vehicles, and muni in this particular case, they took advantage, of the cooperative purchasing venture, which basically was put together in minnesota. and they were able to piggy back on that group and therefore, save about 9 months of the prokurment process and save enough money to buy a few additional vehicles. we have street cars and this has been necessitated by the
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success of the line. and it is basically taken 16 vehicles to acquire some while back and put them into service and so this will increase the fleet by 16 vehicles and 14 of those have been completed and the other two will be completed by the end of the year. >> and the rebuild and as the main and it is basically to extend the life of thoroughly existing fliers and we have confidence so far and the expectation is that this build will extend the life by 6 years for this vehicle. and the last one of the vehicle projects is the restoration of the 8 vehicles and it is the vehicles that were badly damages in accidents. and and with the prop k allocation and the vehicles are
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now 7 of them are back into service, and the other one is expected by the end of or the middle of next year moving on to facilities. and this is a occasion for mta and this is the first rubber tire fa tillty that mta has built in the last 6 years and it is of course, a state of the art facility. in the discussions with the
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authority, they agreed that was a good idea that they would be able to service all kinds of vehicles and this is significant because it provides an opportunity to service the fleet. which are 60 footers. s and they face one,. the fuel wash facility on the site and the maintenance building itself will be built next year. the next project is the placement of the rail facility, this has been in the works for a lot of years, unfortunately, that facility, was over crowded, and therefore it was
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difficult to replace that track with the over capacity. and now that it has taken some of the load off they have been able to make room so to speak to be able to replace the track. now, the construct of this also includes, the construction of the east side collection project. funded for the allocation and also coordination of the other district improvements for the balboa station area. and a key aspect of this project which will be done within 150 days for the project to proceed. recognizing the safety and improvements for workers and more lists, can support more efficient and faster maintenance, and therefore, benefiting passengers, and muni
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has embarked on replacing the it was a program to have 14 lift and we have been informed yesterday that it looks like they will be able to install a significantly, at least 3 more maybe more, due to lower than anticipated bids. and so, by 2014, all of these lifts will be in place. separate the transition to cliper, right now, mta staff is putting together a package of the scope and budget and schedule, to have a pilot program in which they will be able to select different, methodology of the different types that they will use
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because this is the muni will be open to the weather and so they will be able to put together a pilot program to test them and so that is going to be ready for that in january. yes, january, 2013. yes. >> the other project that has come up in a category by isself is a management system and this is a system that intended to help mta obtain its facilities and assets in the state of good repair. and basically, it would provide information on all of the assets basically, that they will have an inventory of all of the assets that mta has and with the estimated life with the maintenance schedules with
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so that they can plan ahead many years in advance what the maintenance needs will be to maintain the facilitis in good repair. and finally, in conclusion, i would like to mention, the para transit project. and i mentioned this project because it is the only significant prop k funded operations program. and all of the rest of the plans are just capitol and so, prop k has funded close to 48 percent of the annual transit costs since its probably... it was precurseor for the prop k and with that, concludes my presentation, i can answer your questions and there is also mta staff here. >> thank you very much.
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>> we appreciate staff's presentation on this and again the purpose of these presentations is to make sure that not only the commission but the members of the public know how prop k funds are being used. and the kinds of projects that are being funded through the moneys. colleagues any comments or questions? when we open up to public comment? any member of the public that would like to speak on this item please come forward. >> you have heard a very technical presentation. so, this is for some of those of you who when we want to set aside some moneys for our youth, you make a big... about it and you can spend millions upon millions of dollars as a side for this debt and the other. just a few days ago, and this was not explained today about
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the software how it failed and the legacy software and i believe that another software that is linked to the occ, was some flooding because of the rains, and everything came to a grinding halt for about four or five hours. so, and in this explanation, there is millions, upon millions of dollars are being put so that things are upgraded. we also need an explanation of how we have a system that come to a grinding halt and that is not a fault of the san francisco county transportation authority. and maybe it is not the fault of the mta, but we have some union members here and i saw vince harris here, and they ought to know that when the san francisco county transportation
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authority meets, they used to be in the past a representative from the union. who know exactly how the moneys are spent and because you had union president come here and ask you how was all of this money spent and you ought to know it and the public ought to know it and the only way that it can know it is by having transparency and representation and here we have million and upon millions of moneys spent and not going to say wasted but a not a lot of how the maintenance building was built and the change that was done on that and i know that the change out is done on this facility and i know that change order is done on many of the operations and i have got, i have got the documentation. and so, bottom line, we need representation from the union, we need the representation from people who really know how the money is spent, so that we the
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taxpayers, because even if the money comes from the federal government, it is tax payer money. >> thank you, next speaker. >> my name is bernard secretary of treasure. >> the presentation about the dollars ta is going to be spent in the future on muni, we would love to see more of those dollars going to more new coaches. because it has been over 15 years, since this fleet has been turned over. and since the passage of proposition of k, and 2003 and 2004, we feel that the entire fleet could have already been turned over. we could have put all of these other things in place, but our biggest problem right now on the streets for the residents of san francisco is they deserve better equipment to ride on. and that should be the focus